I work at the bookshop on weekends and at events such as book fairs and author talks. I also concentrate on developing relationships with local schools.  I have never forgotten the sheer delight in reading under the covers by torchlight at a very young age. The bookshop is my guilty secret pleasure: a perfect escapism from my two adorable (and lively) young children! I’m thoroughly intrigued by people in general and hence my favourite genres are biography, historical fiction and non fiction (the latter being a life long effort at self improvement). In my spare time I love going for walks with my family, visiting museums and heritage attractions, gardening and DIY.